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Kristian Tanus

Position: center
Shoots: Left
Born: 2000-08-17 / Tampere, Finland
Height 167 cm
Weight 72 kg
Team: Tappara
  • 2018-02-10 at Tappara - Lukko, U20 by Asko Huuki

    Small centerman played for 19,5 minutes and played also in power play and penalty kill. He got primary assist to both goals made by his team in 2-1 overtime victory against Lukko.

    Tanus certainly has nice offensive skill set. He is extremely good passer able to give tape to tape passes without even looking at target. He has very good poise and he is able to carry the puck even in tight spaces. He didn’t carry the puck when it wasn’t necessary and he has become better at recognizing when to keep it simple and when to dangle. However he could improve his shot. Also Tanus only has average top speed and he needs to work hard to keep up the pace but his acceleration and edge work are excellent. These assets makes him dangerous offensive player.

    The biggest problem with Tanus is obviously his lack of size. While he is skilled, it is fairly easy to knock him off the puck. He also shies away in physical battles which causes problems near the board and in front of goal. Even though he is small, I would like to see him become much more physical instead of relying solely on his positioning, even though he excels in that area thanks to his good hockey sense. Tanus also has good work ethic, he constantly checks and helps defense when necessary making him reliable player at the own end too.


  • 2017-08-08 at Finland - Canada, Hlinka Memorial by Markus Suhonen

    In the first period Tanus was relatively invisible with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Sampo Ranta, but he made a few solid defensive plays and positioned himself well in the neutral zone. He blocked a shot in the late first and limped to the locker room, but returned to the second period.

    Tanus was in the first powerplay unit as a fourth forward and delivered the puck to the attacking zone. He flashed his offensive skills couple of times by dangling through the Canadian defense and drawing two penalties. He also didn’t hesitate to use his snappy wrist shot.

    While being less on the puck during full-strength, Tanus improved his game step by step and kept the plays simple enough. He utilized his playmaking abilites especially on the powerplay. Picked up minutes also on penalty killing by covering passing and shooting lanes.


  • 2017-01-28 at Tappara - TPS, U20 by Asko Huuki

    Young forward had a two-point afternoon against TPS. First point was a great pass on 2 on 1 and another one was a nice shot to top corner.

    Tanus is an undersized center who already has occasional problems due to his lack of size and strength. He loses most of the physical battles and Tanus tries to avoid those and relies on  positioning, skating and playing with the stick instead. He might have problems transitioning to pro hockey due to his lack of size.

    However center has a good skating ability, he accelerates quickly, is agile and his top speed seemed to be above average already. Tanus is also really impressive with the puck. He is a really good stickhandler who protects the puck well on tight space and his passing play looked excellent. Even though he could have played more simple game occasionally and could have carried the puck for a shorter period of time, he still showed impressive hockey IQ for a player of his age.

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q2 1 01 0|        
  Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja24 9 2635 8|        
 2015-2016 Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja Q10 5 1621 16|        
  Tappara U16Jr. C SM-sarja27 22 2951 16|Playoffs3 1 67
  Finland U16 (all)International-Jr3 2 02 0|        
 2016-2017 Tappara U18Jr. B SM-sarja30 8 2533 10|Playoffs3 0 55 25 
  Tappara U20Jr. A SM-liiga18 3 912 0|Playoffs2 1 01
  Finland U17WHC-175 0 11 2|        
  Finland U17 (all)International-Jr20 2 68 6|        
 2017-2018 Tappara U20Jr. A SM-liiga44 8 2836 28|        
  Finland U18Hlinka Memorial4 0 44 2|        
  Finland U18 (all)International-Jr- - -- -|        

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